SOURCE: Ship Finance International Limited

September 12, 2008 13:24 ET

SFL - Jefferies 5th Annual Shipping, Logistics & Offshore Services Conference

HAMILTON, NORWAY--(Marketwire - September 12, 2008) -


Press release from Ship Finance International Ltd. September 12, 2008

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) ("Ship Finance" or "SFL") announced today that Ole B. Hjertaker, CFO, will present at the Jefferies 5th Annual Shipping, Logistics & Offshore Services Conference. The presentation will take place on September 17, 2008 at 1.00 pm (EST)

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be found at the following link: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/jeff29/sfl

The link to the audio webcast will be live just prior to the start of the presentation. A replay of the audio webcast will be available through our website http://www.shipfinance.org for a period of 90 days.

About Ship Finance

Ship Finance is a major ship owning company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SFL). Including newbuildings and announced acquisitions, the Company has a fleet of 71 vessels, including 33 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), 2 chemical tankers, 8 oil/bulk/ore vessels, 13 container vessels, 3 dry bulk carriers, 6 offshore supply vessels and 3 seismic vessels, 2 jack-up drilling rigs and one ultra-deepwater drillship. The fleet is one of the largest in the world and most of the vessels are employed on long term charters.

The Notice of the Annual General Meeting has been sent out to shareholders and is also available on the website. More information can be found on the Company's website: www.shipfinance.org

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements This press release may contain forward looking statements. These statements are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including Ship Finance management's examination of historical operating trends. Although Ship Finance believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control, Ship Finance cannot give assurance that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or intentions.

Important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in this presentation include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and world wide oil consumption and storage, changes in the Company's operating expenses including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Contact Information

  • Ole Hjertaker
    CFO
    +47 23 11 40 00